- Hayden Panettiere, actress, singer, animal activist, and all around do-gooder, is now dabbling in a new role: designer.
- Her Dooney & Bourke handbags, inspired by Leo, her astrological sign, are a mixture of girly-girl-cute and socialite-chic. A major step up from the looks she modeled for Candie's!
- The line comes in five colors, perfect for mixing and matching.
- The vegetarian and animal lover, who last year participated in a risky protest against Japanese whalers that nearly got her arrested and could have gotten her killed, failed to consider using a cruelty-free material for her purses-- "the bag of her dreams," as she describes her line, is made from Italian calfskin.
It's great to see Hayden making a foray into the design world, but next time? Why not consider crafting something that's animal- and eco-friendly? If these bags were vegan, I would snap them up, and so would fashion-forward, animal-loving celebs like Natalie Portman (her vegan line of shoes for Te Casan is superhot!). Instead of producing more of the same, the products you stamp your name on could help change the world. After all, you've been a hero for animals in the past. So what are you waiting for, Hayden? Dream a little bigger!
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